Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Kirklees Top Lock, Calder and Hebble Navigation

After deciding last night that we didn't want the hassle of the Rochdale Canal we had to wind the boat somewhere this morning. The Nicholson's did not show anything before the Salterhebble top lock and the Geoprojects map showed one below the previous lock - but we could not see anything obvious.

So we set off early hoping to find somewhere to wind before the Salterhebble locks and managed to turn by the slipway in between two moored boats in Ellend Basin - so we only had one lock to do twice.

The weather was foul again, wind and drizzle but we persevered and ended up back at Kirklees Top Lock. Tomorrow we toss a coin and decided which way to go - Leeds or Huddersfield!

Charlotte's 21st Birthday Card. A square white card. The bottom 1/3 covered with sprigged paper and a lilac ribbon across the join. The girl was paper pieced from a template from one of the cardmaking magazines. I added a gem necklace, a balloon with silver 21's stuck to it and a silver 'confetti' goblet. The happy birthday and Charlotte were done with peel-offs and finally 2 lilac flowers were stuck on the ribbon.

Then for the box. I made it with blue pearlescent card and printed off the sentiment on the computer with lilac ink. I matted it onto blue and black card and stuck it to the box with some lilac feathers fixed underneath it and a paper flower in one corner.

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